After January 1st of each school year complete your FAFSA online. You will need your pin and tax information to complete the application. To check here for the application deadline date.
If you are planning to attend college in New York State you will also need to complete the application for New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). At the end of the FAFSA application you will be asked if you would like to complete the TAP application. By clicking yes you will be taken to the website to complete it. You may also click here and you will be taken to the TAP application.